MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids
The Rapids head north to Seattle to face the Sounders, who defeated arch-rival Portland 3-2 last weekend.
By Seth Vertelney
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Ianni, Parke, Wahl; Fernandez, Alonso, Evans, Rosales; Montero, Levesque.
OUT: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (knee MCL sprain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture);
DOUBTFUL: FW O’Brian White (L leg surgery);
PROBABLE: MF Brad Evans (hamstring strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Larentowicz, Thompson, Smith; Folan, Casey, Cummings
QUESTIONABLE: FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear); DF Danny Earls (L quadriceps contusion);
PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Joseph Nane (R shoulder strain); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain)
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Brian Mullan will be facing the Sounders for the first time since breaking Steve Zakuani's leg in a April 22 match. Mullan was suspended ten games for the challenge.
- The Sounders played many of their first-choice starting XI in a 3-1 U.S. Open Cup victory over the Galaxy on Wednesday.
- Rapids forward Mac Kandji is almost ready to return to the lineup after suffering a torn ACL in November's MLS Cup. He is targeting next weekend to return to the team.
- Seattle signed head coach Sigi Schmid to a contract extention Thursday that could keep him at the club until 2015.
- Conor Casey scored again in last week's 2-1 win against Vancouver, and now has six goals in his last seven MLS matches.
- Sounders forward O'Brian White was activated off the disabled list this week after missing nearly three months with a blood clot. White started the team's first seven matches.
Top 3 Predictions
Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Colorado Rapids
- 37.5 %
Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 21.43 %
Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Colorado Rapids
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 20, 2013||Colorado Rapids 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 28, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 7, 2012||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 14, 2012||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 16, 2011||Seattle Sounders FC 4 - Colorado Rapids 3|
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